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  • Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high

    Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high
    Floridians' confidence in the economy hit another post-recession high this month as gasoline prices and the state's unemployment rate continue to fall, according to a University of Florida consumer survey released Tuesday. The consumer sentiment index...
  • Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up

    Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up
    Amid signs the economic recovery is finally kicking into high gear, consumers grew slightly more confident this month, according to one key measure. Fewer U.S. consumers saw business conditions as bad in December, while more reported that jobs were...
  • Stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile

    Stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile
    Stocks swung from gains to losses and almost back again on Tuesday. The U.S. market opened the day higher, getting a boost from encouraging news on hiring and small business confidence. The market then swooned in the afternoon as oil closed lower. The...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent

    District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent
    The Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 Board of Education voted to increase its tax levy by 8.36 percent on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Eric Miller, the district's assistant superintendent for finance, explained that the increase is largely due to the fact...
  • District 86 may ask voters to weigh in on campaign ethics, tax rate

    Voters in Hinsdale High School District 86 may face questions on campaign ethics, employee benefits and tax rates on the April 7 ballot. Board members spoke Dec. 1 about the possibilities of a binding referendum seeking a tax-rate increase along with...
  • District 181 Board to consider maximum levy

    Extensive discussion over whether to assess the maximum allowable 2014 tax levy is likely when the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 Board meets Dec. 8 to approve its next levy. The board stayed away from the maximum allowable levy a...
  • District 181 Board approves 'compromise' levy to avoid deficit

    District 181 Board approves 'compromise' levy to avoid deficit
    The tax levy approved Dec. 8 by the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 School Board allows for the district to avoid facing a deficit in 2015-16 and is expected to add $72 to the property tax bill for a home in DuPage County valued at $900,...
  • South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation

    South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation
    The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes. Of the nation's 35 largest metros, the tri-county area has the highest percentage of households that don'...
  • Nearly 100M Americans expected to travel for end-of-year holidays

    Nearly 100M Americans expected to travel for end-of-year holidays
    The upward trend in travel seen this year is expected to continue through the end-of-year holiday season, with nearly 100 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "This year more...
  • As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties

    As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties
    Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday...